Knowledge and occupational hazards of barbers in the transmission of hepatitis B and C was low in Kumasi, Ghana

@inproceedings{Mutocheluh2015KnowledgeAO,
  title={Knowledge and occupational hazards of barbers in the transmission of hepatitis B and C was low in Kumasi, Ghana},
  author={Mohamed Mutocheluh and Kwaku Kwarteng},
  booktitle={The Pan African medical journal},
  year={2015}
}
INTRODUCTION Blood borne viral hepatitis transmission still ranges between 4-20% in many Ghanaian communities. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) also called liver cancer is reported as the leading cause of cancer mortality among males in Ghana. We studied the knowledge and risk factors associated with barbers' occupation in the transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). METHODS A randomized cross-sectional survey of 200 barbershops was conducted in Kumasi between… CONTINUE READING